What is Sports Medicine?
In orthopaedics, sports medicine is the specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports-related injuries. Sports medicine is designed to help both athletes and active individuals improve performance, recover from acute and overuse injuries, and prevent future injuries.
What is The Role of a Sports Medicine Doctor?
Your body's muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, nerves, and bones are all part of the musculoskeletal system. You can experience pain or a restricted ability to perform basic motor skills if one part of this system stops fully functioning.
Sports doctors are trained to diagnose and treat issues in the musculoskeletal system. They are also experts in non-musculoskeletal athletic injuries, like concussions and head injuries, and a great source of information for:
- Conditioning exercises and strength training safety
- Proper nutrition and supplements
- Promotion of a healthy lifestyle
- Injury prevention
Resurgens physicians offer the most comprehensive sports medicine services in Georgia. While sports injuries are common in athletes and weekend warriors of all ages, 90% of sports injuries are non-surgical.
Our highly-trained physicians care for all athletic injuries whether you need medical evaluations, surgery, rehabilitation, or a conditioning routine for your specific sport.
Our team of sports medicine physicians possess the skills and knowledge to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate all types of orthopedic injuries, getting athletes and active individuals back to an active lifestyle.
When to See a Sports Medicine Physician
A sports injury can happen to anyone who exercises or plays professional or recreational sports. These injuries can be caused by accidents, improper use of equipment, poor training, being out of shape, or not being properly warmed up for activity or exercise.
If you've experienced a sprain, strain, concussion, or other sports-related injury, it may be time to schedule an appointment online with a sports medicine physician.
Common Sports-Related Injuries
Aside from concussions, exercise safety, and other non-musculoskeletal areas of sports medicine that you may see a physician for, common sports related injuries include:
Ankle sprains (injuries that occurs when the ankle ligament is stretched beyond your normal range of motion)
Muscle strains (injuries from the overstretching or tearing of muscles)
Knee and shoulder injuries
Rotator cuff injuries (injuries to the muscles and tendons that hold the upper arm bone in the shoulder socket)
Different forms of tendonitis (injuries to the tissue connecting muscle to bone)
If you have an athletic injury that you're concerned about, schedule an appointment online to meet with a Resurgens sports medicine physician.
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How Resurgens Diagnoses Sports Injury Pain
Our highly-trained sports physicians have received extensive certification and training to provide the most comprehensive sports medicine care in Georgia.
Athletes' injuries are as wide ranging as the sports they play. Understanding how the injury occurred is vital to providing care when developing a treatment plan.
Resurgens' sports medicine physicians use a combination of expertise and diagnostic imaging technology - like CT Scans, MRIs, X-rays, and EMGs - to diagnose your injury. Then we schedule a 1-on-1 session to discuss your injury and develop a customized plan for your recovery.
Youth Sports Injury Prevention
We know that the best defense is a good offense. In an effort to educate young athletes about the importance of staying safe while having fun, we've partnered with Stop Sports Injuries© to provide some tips and methods for stopping injuries before they happen.
What our patients are saying
My husband Eddie Rush had neck surgery performed by Dr Middlebrooks April 2018 and he was very pleased with him and the results. Dr Middlebrooks ordered xrays and explained in detail what the problem was with the neck and what the surgical procedure would and would not correct due to arthritis also being involved with the issue. He took the time to explore the problem explain the issues in great detail and offer what the surgical procedure would change about Eddies quality of daily life. Eddie has been very pleased and grateful for the relief of constant pain resolved by the surgery performed by Dr Middlebrooks. The entire staff of Dr Middlebrooks and Resurgens Orthopedics are an invaluable asset to anyone suffering from any type of orthopedic issue. We would highly recommend them and in fact my sister and my niece both had treatment and foot/ankle surgery at Resurgens Orthopedics in Lawrenceville years ago. We hope we do not need them again but have full confidence of the help we would receive if we did. Thoroughness, Thoughtfulness, Compassionate, Results and Relief !!
- Bonnie R.
Every appointment with Dr Dopson has been stat since I have had debilitating pain, due to a herniated disc. He and his staff have been so accommodating & wonderful to me! Every request I have made & need I have is always addressed in a timely manner by his wonderful MA Candy. My first visit I was a work in, and I know I put him behind, but he still took the time to review everything with me & answer all of my questions. He is very thorough, knowledgable, & compassionate toward his patients.
Dr. Dennis is the best doctor! Have seen many for my back but she is the first one who knew how to help me. I cannot praise her enough!
I can say with no hesitation that Dr. Cone-Sullivan saved my life. I was in a horrible car accident, and after 4 procedures and 2 surgeries - I am living a much better life. She listened to me, worked with me, even held my hand when I was crying. The nursing staff that also took care of my were always so kind. I can't tell you how grateful I am. Thank you, may God bless you and your family.
When all of others failed me, this great Dr. came to my help. He performed surgery in 2007 on my L5, since then I got my life back. He went in to bat for me when I needed it the most. I would recommend him to anybody.
I've been a patient for 12 years, and have a wonderful relationship with the M.A.'s and Dr. Perez. My trust in her knowledge and experience is unwavering!. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, regarding their Dr.'s care, and this is mine!
- L. Miller
I had been dealing with severe pain for several months and trying traditional non-invasive treatments (Chiro and PT) with very little results. In checking with coworkers in the healthcare community Dr Daftari was highly recommended. After being assessed by Dr Daftari and his team it was determined that I had a severely herniated disc which required prompt intervention to avoid nerve damage. My pain was gone as soon as I woke up from surgery! I highly recommend Dr Daftari and his team!
Dr. Finkelstein has been great. I read some other reviews and I can say they are so not true. He is very professional and direct about what your injury is. His doesn't do small talk about your kids and stuff. It is about you and your issues. I have been very impressed with his knowledge and efficient run office. Although I hope to not need him after this, He will be my go to for back and neck issues. I recommend him 100%.
- Chris S.
I've had facet injections twice & medial branch blocks once by Dr. Cone-Sullivan. She is Excellent & deffinatly knows what she is doing! I would recommend her without question. The procedures went smoothly & quickly! I believe she & her staff have managed to find the right balance of professional & personable. This atmosphere helped make the procedures surprisingly easy.
Very professional place. They actually treat you like a human, not a dollar sign. Very glad I made the choice to see Dr. Perez and then Kenin in Physical Therapy, very nice and easy to talk to.
- Chad R.